#1
So i would like to know if the answer to this is question is personal preference or one way is actually better-

When doing fast alternate picking I often slant my pick outward so it points towards the neck at an angle, is it better to have it pointing perpendicular to the body if the guitar?
#2
Yea that happens to me too. I think it makes it easier to pick that way, and we probably do it on instinct because if u slant the pick, theres not as much pick hitting the strings, so theres less resistance, making the fast picking easier
#3
it's fine, just as long as you remember not to dip the pick too far into the strings for fast playing. you'll get a slightly different pick attack sound if you slant your pick different ways, if you're picky about that.
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#4
I think the proper method is to have it sticking out perpendicular to your thumb, but it doesn't really matter as long as it works.
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i hold it agains the pickups (perpendicular with thumb). just put the vey tip of the pick inside the strings so it gets easier and softer.
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So i would like to know if the answer to this is question is personal preference or one way is actually better-

When doing fast alternate picking I often slant my pick outward so it points towards the neck at an angle, is it better to have it pointing perpendicular to the body if the guitar?


I see alot of people play like this and I do too.
#7
Every player prefers a certain angle, but in general, the more you angle the pick the better it becomes for alternate picking, because it crosses the string easier. However, the notes become slightly less precise.
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Every player prefers a certain angle, but in general, the more you angle the pick the better it becomes for alternate picking, because it crosses the string easier. However, the notes become slightly less precise.


I keep mine parallel to the string and i have no problem crossing strings.
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yes, but if its at an angle the string slides up the picks side instead of hitting it head on.


Then you're at too much of an angle lol. That happened to me before when I changed from holding the pick with 3 fingers to holding it with only 2
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I keep mine parallel to the string and i have no problem crossing strings.


Like I said, every player prefers a certain method.
#12
It's all about personal preference, EVH held his pick between his thumb and middle finger.
So normally, you can do whatever feels good for you.
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